As played by Doc Roberts from the Kentucky region

Reel or Breakdown in G

From the Doc Roberts Collection

2 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)


78rpm record (MP3 at Slippery-Hill.com)


In my opinion, Doc Roberts' recording of Waynesburgh (an alternate spelling of Waynesboro) sets the standard for this tune family.  In fact, this version is where I would suggest a beginner to start when learning this tune, before moving on to other versions (to pick up variations).  In fact, when I first started learning old time fiddle, this track was among the first few that my fiddling mentor, Jim Holland, gave me to study.  I used it to practice learning a tune from a recording, which resulted in my version (which I do not recommend learning now that we have Doc's excellent version).

There is nothing very difficult in this arrangement.  As with many of Doc Roberts' tunes, the only difficulty is playing it cleanly at speed.

This tune is a member of the following groups:

Dr. Fiddle's Favorite Breakdowns and Reels

Waynesboro, Coming Down from Denver, Here and There, Hummingbird Reel

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